en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:41:45 -0400 15 USS Cole deploys to the Mediterranean The USS Cole is leaving Virginia on a six-month deployment. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:28:00 -0400 Returning Islamic State fighters could threaten U.S. After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamic State threatened to attack Americans 'in any place,'' adding for good measure: 'We will drown all of you in blood.'' Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:25:00 -0400 McCain: Why is Phoenix VA boss still employed? More than two months after Sharon Helman was suspended as director of Phoenix's VA Health Care System, she remains on the payroll collecting regular checks and benefits despite passage of a new federal statute targeting accountability in the Department of Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:23:00 -0400 Air Force: Airman found dead at Cannon AFB The Air Force says an airman has been found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:47:00 -0400 Officials decide to boot HM2 for her locks Navy officials have decided to separate a 12-year African-American sailor for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:44:00 -0400 Air Force to consolidate recruiting offices, increase staffing Most Air Force recruiting offices are staffed by one person, and that doesn't sit well with the Air Force's top training officer. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:43:00 -0400 Fort Bragg-based SFC killed in Afghanistan combat Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett was killed in combat Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department reported. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:36:00 -0400 GAO: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl swap The Defense Department broke the law when it transferred five Taliban detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in exchange for former prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:36:00 -0400 Superintendent lays out vision for Naval Academy In his first wide-ranging interview since taking the helm at the U.S. Naval Academy a month ago, Vice Adm. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:35:00 -0400 Deputy SecDef details plans to make Guam a hub for Marines Counter to an earlier plan to keep single Marines in Japan and send just those with dependents to Guam, single Marines will also rotate through the tiny island in the coming years, making it a major hub for the Corps' operations in the Asia-Pacific region Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:35:00 -0400 Tattoo policy changes are coming soon Tattooed soldiers seeking to trade in their sergeant's stripes for a lieutenant's bar may soon see some relief from one of the Army's most controversial regulations. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:34:00 -0400 Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:34:00 -0400 DA: Christopher Lee could face 2nd murder charge California law is very clear about the murder of an unborn child, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos told The Desert Sun on Wednesday. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:16:00 -0400 Death recommended in slaying of Marine couple Jurors on Thursday recommended a death sentence for a former Marine convicted of killing another Marine and the man's wife in their Southern California home in 2008, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:11:00 -0400 Missouri governor orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson After a night of relative calm, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to begin a ' Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:52:00 -0400 Naval Academy chief says no double standard for athletes The new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy said he does not now believe there is 'a cultural issue' in Navy sports with the kind of lax oversight of athletes that is being investigated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but if there is Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:46:00 -0400 Gowdy hires retired Army 3-star for Benghazi probe The former top lawyer for the Army will be chief counsel for Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:48:00 -0400 McRaven confirmed as new UT system chancellor Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:40:00 -0400 Article 32 decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:43:00 -0400 Officials: Commanders want to expand Iraq airstrikes U.S. military commanders in the Middle East are urging the Pentagon to intensify the air war against Islamic State targets in Iraq, two Defense Department officials said Wednesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:43:00 -0400 USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:58:00 -0400 West Point grad, Ukrainian private, dies in battle A U.S. Military Academy graduate who became a private in an all-volunteer Ukrainian army unit died Tuesday during a 'street battle' with pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's interior minister wrote in a Facebook message Wednesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0400 DoD throws cold water on 'Ice Bucket Challenge' The Defense Department has declared war on the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' the Internet phenomenon in which people get doused with ice water to raise money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:43:00 -0400 Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress on Iraq For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:44:00 -0400 Air Force issues RFI for new rocket engine to replace Russian-made model The Air Force is officially looking into a replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:00 -0400 U.S. launches more airstrikes in Iraq U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:27:00 -0400 Marine's life sentence upheld in prostitute murder The commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific is upholding the life sentence and dishonorable discharge of a Marine convicted of murdering a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:01:00 -0400 Soldier honored for saving life of girl in water The Army has honored a 25th Infantry Division soldier who saved the life of a 9-year-old girl at Pokai Bay. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:37:00 -0400 Interpol urges world response to Iraq extremists Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:47:00 -0400 Navy SEALs swim 13-plus miles for charity in Maine Four active-duty Navy SEALs are swimming more than 13 miles for charity in Maine. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:01:00 -0400 U.N. Council members reject North Korea meeting request United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:56:00 -0400 Officials: U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed earlier this summer President Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:45:00 -0400 Pentagon tells international partners to inspect F-16B fleet for cracks As the Pentagon works to analyze and repair widespread cracks in its F-16D fleet, it is recommending that partner nations closely inspect their F-16B and D models. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:18:00 -0400 Website seeks to connect Korea vets with original wartime photos More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. The U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:17:00 -0400 Navy kicks out 34 for cheating at nuclear training site At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:23:00 -0400 Fort Collins Marine dies en route to surprise little brother A Fort Collins Marine who died in a car crash in Utah on Friday was traveling home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:38:00 -0400 Last Marine regiment departs Afghanistan The last Marine Corps regimental headquarters will leave Afghanistan this month, handing off its responsibilities as drawdown efforts continue. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:37:00 -0400 Navy planes take small-arms fire during Iraq airstrikes Aircraft from the carrier George H.W. Bush have struck about 30 targets in Iraq since the U.S. military began pounding the insurgents who are destabilizing Iraq, Navy officials said Wednesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:53:00 -0400 U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:52:00 -0400 Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:08:00 -0400 Obama: 'We will be relentless' against terrorists who beheaded American President Obama gave no indication that the U.S. will relent in its air campaign against the Islamic State following the brutal murder of American reporter James Foley. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:09:00 -0400 Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:10:00 -0400 Army doctor promotes use of tourniquets among domestic first responders An Army Reserve doctor and nationally recognized trauma surgeon is pressing for broader availability of tourniquets - in the pockets of every U.S. first responder and staged alongside portable defibrillators in offices, shopping malls and elsewhere. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:04:00 -0400 Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:40:00 -0400 After months on back burner, sequester fears return For the past three years, US military officials have frequently voiced opposition to defense budget caps that went into effect in 2013. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400 Wife in Air Force husband killing to stand trial A woman who police say killed her Air Force officer husband during an Albuquerque party will stand trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter, a state judge ruled Wednesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:18:00 -0400 Deputy SecDef highlights Guam in U.S. military buildup plan The Pentagon's second-highest-ranking civilian official yesterday said there's momentum to move forward with plans for the military buildup on Guam. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:52:00 -0400 New school year, new home: Military families look to adjust Linh Narum knows what it means to be a part of a military family. Her father served in the Air Force for 27 years and she and her husband, Air Force Col. Jerry Narum, a communications officer, have two sons of their own. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:34:00 -0400 Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:00 -0400 Obama: 'The entire world is appalled' by beheading President Obama said he spoke to the parents of beheaded freelance journalist James Foley Wednesday, and promised that 'justice will be done' to the Islamic State militants who beheaded him. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:54:00 -0400 Tricare Help: The many shades of Tricare eligibility A. Assuming your daughter's military sponsor remains eligible for Tricare, and assuming she remains unmarried, then the answer is yes. As long as she remains a legal military dependent and single, she remains eligible for Tricare. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0400 Consumer Watch: For vets, it pays to shop around for life insurance A 75-year-old veteran wrote in to express frustration that rates for Veterans' Group Life Insurance increased in July for those 70 and older, noting that it's hard to find comparable private-sector coverage at that age. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:27:00 -0400 Kevlar for the Mind: Anxiety can have big impact on quality of life Anxiety is as much a part of the American culture as cable TV, fast food and overpriced sneakers. The military, as a microcosm of the larger society, is certainly not immune. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:23:00 -0400 PT365 Run Plans | 12 anti-chafe products to make your long runs hurt less Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:00 -0400 Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:00 -0400 Mich. county considers missile defense system Kalamazoo County officials will decide whether to ask the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a ballistic missile defense system at Fort Custer Training Center. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:26:00 -0400 British national may have beheaded U.S. journalist The apparent beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:00 -0400 Military kids' education may turn on 2 studies Two studies that could affect the future of military children's education are in their final stages, officials said. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0400 USS Saratoga to be hauled away, scrapped The decommissioned USS Saratoga aircraft carrier is set to be hauled away from Rhode Island and brought to Texas to be scrapped. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:01:00 -0400 Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:55:00 -0400